A year ago, Røde introduced its Wireless GO microphones which offered fantastic wireless audio performance at a great price. The company has just released an updated version which brings a number of improvements to an already impressive system.
The Wireless GO II shares the same form factor as its predecessor but now offers a dual-channel microphone system consisting of two transmitters and a single receiver. It also has the ability to record internally — more than 24 hours of compressed audio or 7 hours of uncompressed audio — bringing a level of redundancy and versatility over the previous version. If you manage to fill up your device, it will overwrite the oldest saved recording.
The line-of-sight range has been boosted from 230 feet (70 meters) to 655 feet (200 meters), and it features USB-C and iOS digital output in addition to the 3.5mm TRS. Unfortunately, if you’re looking to expand your existing audio, the Wireless GO II is not compatible with its predecessor.
You might recall that Fstoppers’ Lee Morris was highly impressed with the first version of these microphones when they were released last year. Caleb Pike demonstrated their versatility by putting together a list of 10 hacks which is well worth checking out.
The Røde Wireless GO II is available to purchase now for $299.
And this is why it's good to not buy stuff and wait. A year ago seems more like a fix than an upgrade. So now the first version can be thrown out for the one that does it right. They should offer discounts to people that bought the first version.
That video is misleading. It doesn't record in 32-bit float.
It seems great for vloggers and people who can do a retake. I would never depend on it for paid work, I'll stick with my UHF system.
There is confusion on this. Some sources say the internal recording is 32-bit. The audio stream transmitted wirelessly will be 24-bit or compressed lower.
Until more tech savvy reviewers get their hands on it, we don't know the details. Since mine arrives on Monday, I might figure it out myself.
Nothing to do with this article, but I'm pretty fed up with all these pop-up ads.
C'mon man, they have to make money for showing us what youtube vids to watch every day. Otherwise we'd have to go to Youtube and watch them.
The whole point of the internal recording capability is for backup/redundancy if the wireless link or the receiving end recorder (camera or field recorder) has a problem.
For live streaming the internal recorder isn't going to be used anyway, but that doesn't diminish the great advantage of having it in the product.
For many people moving up from the basic recording built into their DSLR or mirror camera, this new version has even more flexibility than the original model.